Preventive Cardiology

Training overview
Professional Course
Self-paced Online
6 weeks

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Course description

Preventive Cardiology

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Stanford University.

Gain a practical approach to the prevention of first and recurrent coronary artery disease events.

Who should attend?

This online short course is for you if you want to:

  • Promote cardiovascular health with tools to guide behavior change strategies
  • Learn how improved eating patterns, an increase in physical activity, weight loss, and smoking cessation can lower the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Improve the quality of life and overall health of individuals with CAD by helping them to implement healthy habits

Training content

Over the duration of this online short course, you’ll work through the following modules:

Module 1 Coronary artery disease and its causes

Examine the impact of risk factors on coronary artery disease.

Module 2 Behavioral risk factors

Learn how improved eating patterns, exercise, weight loss, and smoking cessation can lower the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).

Module 3 Hypertension

Learn how managing hypertension can promote cardiovascular health.

Module 4 Diabetes

Understand how diabetes can increase the risk of coronary artery disease, and how it can be managed.

Module 5 Lipid disorders

Learn how lipid disorders cause atherosclerosis.

Module 6 Behavior change strategies

Understand how to overcome barriers to change and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks excluding orientation
  • 6–8 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

On completion of this course, you'll walk away with:

  • An applied perspective on cardiac event prevention by identifying and managing the risk factors of CAD.
  • Tools to build healthy lifestyle habits in patients through behavior change strategies.
  • Skills and insights to assess and manage hypertension, diabetes, and lipid disorders to reduce CAD risk.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery

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